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  1. It's interesting and I quite like the automation. But, ironically I don't think something for beginners as not possible to do certifications with!
  2. Hello Pamela, I'm UK too and consulting part-time for a US company planning to bring its UAV ops to the UK. The rest of the time I research and writer. I'm sort of 'traditional' aviation like you and your husband being a PPL, former airline exec and specialist agricultural solicitor. I actually think the CAA is doing a better job than most, especially given the complexities of our airspace, our laws and the fragmented nature of our farmed environment. What's your area of research? Welcome to the forum. Always happy to chat. Imogen
  3. I haven't read this either, but I think it's all about balance. There's no point in focusing on sales and the customer if you don't have the fleet available to deliver on the promise at the required time. So you really need to be working on both concurrently.
  4. I know a christmas tree farm near me that had two drone shots in its promo video. They knitted in well with the rest of the story. And that's the key. You have to tell a story and use whatever medium is best suited to getting it across. Drone footage may or may not be appropriate.
  5. Very good points and advice from all. Travis, what are your existing, non-drone, experiences and expertise? Integrate drone work into that to build a business. As Chuck rightly says, flying is the easy part. The drone is just a platform for delivery of whatever - film, photography, sensing, inspection, etc.
  6. It looks a bit like Vantage Robotic's Snap.
  7. Thanks Jonathan, that is really helpful, and definitely something I'm going to have a go at doing in the mountains in a few weeks time - hand-held camera. I've always preferred to shoot in RAW too but have never used Lightroom so perhaps now is the perfect time to start with it
  8. Thanks for the clear explanation. One last question: did you do it all in one flight? It's a fascinating technique for me and the results are stunning.
  9. Hi, nor do I Jonathan as I have forgotten what caused me to asked it in that way!! You took multiple shots and merged them. Over what sort of timescale and was the uav holding the exact same relative position for the duration? Better??
  10. I wasn't sure which forum to pop this in so please forgive if I picked the wrong one. So, the drone market is awash with software and applications - cloud based and local - ranging from photogrammetry, tree and plant counting and drone ops logging to in your pocket pay as you fly insurance. Everyone has their favourites and those which they use day in day out and upon which their businesses totally rely. Which are yours? And do they relatively seamlessly integrate to facilitate smooth, dare I say, easy workflows etc? Is there any one thing in your business or even just hobby fly
  11. All rather splendid. Would love to be able to do this. How great a difference in perspective (if any) do you use?
  12. Something has peaked my curiosity... In brief, we all know that the real and sustainable value in drone operations is the value add of this tool to existing skills and tools. So, I'm wondering where the value add is with regard to drone op franchises. I've seen a lot of adds for these lately (must be a New Year thing), and can only really see a viable business value being for the franchisor. If the prospective franchisee has an existing profession (eg quantity surveyor) and wants to be the go to surveyor using drones in a specific area why would he/she need this? But if they're just an o
  13. Hi elchacho, why not check out this thread where we discuss the fact that the drone is not the business. It might help you a bit. See you over there.
  14. Autel look like DJI clones. But I assume different software?
  15. I think I get what you're saying Chuck. What Gary says is spot on if you look at it in isolation, but in reality nothing exists in a void. It's rather similar to a professional dictating and a secretary typing up the correspondence. In some instances - where the professional is a one fingered warrior - this is a faster workflow. In others - where the professional (lawyer, surgeon, etc) can actually type at a good speed - dividing the labour thus makes for a slower and more expensive operation. It's actually all down to the context of the individual operation. Where and how best the